TimeBridge is an application tool intended to help team leads and business owners stay in charge and streamline the scheduling process. The features offer new ways to help decide the most convenient meeting times that will not disrupt attendee’s schedules. By sending a single email, invited participants can provide an ideal time that allows the meeting organizer to schedule efficiently without having to reschedule later. The features also help manage employees, by providing details to keep them prepared and encourage accountability. TimeBridge is compatible with a number of popular applications, including Google and Apple iCal.
TimeBridge was conceived under the idea that meetings can have a lot of potential, if utilized properly. Too many times, ineffective leadership and a lack of preparation have a negative impact on the results of a meeting. Add to that scheduling conflicts and the entire process can be more time consuming than helpful. TimeBridge is designed to help meeting organizers and business owners stay organized and run a streamlined meeting while keeping employees involved and prepared. By implementing TimeBridge, users can get more out of their meetings and suffer from fewer instances of missing attendees or schedule conflicts.
TimeBridge is not just another calendar. Although there are many general scheduling tools available online, TimeBridge takes it to another level. The application helps enhance scheduling by sending a single email to all participants that allows the organizer to propose up to five possible meeting times. Automated emails and SMS reminders also help remind participants of an upcoming meeting and reduces the chances for a late arrival. TimeBridge also allows organizers to create an agenda that encourages everyone stays on topic throughout the meeting.
The TimeBridge website includes both entertaining elements through cartoon-esque images with an air of professionalism. The site remains down to earth, with headlines like “Always herding cats?” that also make the functionality more appealing. Many business owners and meeting organizers can relate to the sentiment, and appreciate the lighthearted yet organized style of TimeBridge.
New Users to TimeBridge can register using the orange “Sign Up Now” button found at the center of the homepage. Users are asked to select their membership level and provide a first and last name, email address, password, time zone, and calendar. After entering all the requested details, the user is advised to check their email to complete verification. Users should note that the verification link will expire after 48 hours if it is not activated. Once email verification is complete, users can get started scheduling meetings and exploring TimeBridge features.
New users are given a free 30 day trial to try TimeBridge. After that, an account type must be selected from the four available. The free basic account includes access to the meeting scheduler, the ability to connect calendars and share availability, a MeetWithMe public page, and meeting room access. The Plus account costs just under $15 a month and upgrades to include live tech support, text messaging reminders, phone conferencing and web conferencing. The Business Plus membership runs just under $15 a month and allows up to five users while an upgraded Business Plus account costs a little less and permits up to 15 users.
Professionals who have to schedule meetings often can get a lot of use out of TimeBridge. The cost makes it easily accessible for a small or medium size business without impacting budget. Integration with Google and additional features make it extremely easy to seamlessly implement into the meeting scheduling and management process for all attendees.